Nigerian Films With The Highest Budgets

Nollywood is undoubtedly growing. If one is to take a cursory look at the antecedents of the industry from then till now, one will see that there is a wide gap between both timelines.

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As we have grown in technological aspects, so have we grown story wise and we have been able to produce much more compelling stories over the years. It has been argued this growth is a by-product of the ever increasing budget to make movies.

Directed by the late Biyi BandeleHalf of a Yellow Sun is a historical drama that shines light on the causal effects of war. It is a film adapted for screen from a novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Estimated Budget: N1.3 – 1.6 Billion


’76 is another historical period piece that focuses on the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Muhammed. This period piece is layered with an emotional family drama.

Estimated Budget: N600 Million


The CEO is a 2016 Nigerian film directed by Kunle Afolayan. The film features Kemi Lala, Hilda Dokubo, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Angélique Kidjo. It is a story of 5 people who are sent on a form of retreat where who is going to be the next CEO of a multinational company is going to be discovered.

Estimated Budget: N600 Million

The CEO (2016)

Produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters93 days is a documentary drama that records the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Nigeria. The film stars Bimbo Manuel, Bimbo Akintola and Danny Glover.

Estimated Budget: N400 Million